I have been going through 2012’s weddings in an effort to get everything blogged before the start of this year’s wedding season. Going through these weddings that I haven’t really looked through since finishing the album design process, I find myself laughing and grinning and sometimes wiping tears from my face as I am realizing […]0
I have been going through 2012’s weddings in an effort to get everything blogged before the start of this year’s wedding season. Going through these weddings that I haven’t really looked through since finishing the album design process, I find myself laughing and grinning and sometimes wiping tears from my face as I am realizing (again) how blessed I am to be able to be apart of such spectacular people’s lives…
And Jessica + Rocky are just some of those people. Awesome. You may remember their engagement photos on Jess’s family’s land out in the country, featuring glass coke bottles, rusty old trucks, and a field of horses. Well, we loved them so much, that when we were in Tampa for the Outback Bowl of 2012, we made sure that we met up with them on the bay over appetizers and drinks. Which made us even MORE excited to be there for every moment of their big day!
Jess + Rocky got married at The Old House at Meriwether, which is one of my favorite Alabama venues!
Rocky’s first look at Jess in her dress…
Jess’ stepdaughter gave her this sweet little ring for the wedding, so she tied it to her bouquet…
As their eyes met…
The flower boy. He was so enthusiastic and cooperative!
Both Jess + Rock love anything that joins snacking and an activity, like coffee and books or popcorn and movies…and zombie movies are their favorite!
That’s right–zombie cupcakes.
Jess is adorable. Always.
Rocky’s family is from Afghanistan, so he + Jess decided to incorporate a traditional Afghan henna ceremony into their reception, right after the cake cutting. The henna represents the joining of the couple together (historically, it was a blood tie where a small cut would be made in both the bride and groom’s hands).
The couple within the bride and groom’s family with the longest marriage performs the ceremony, in a way blessing the bride and groom with the longevity of their own marriage. Rocky’s aunts made the henna and his aunt and uncle performed the blessing. Rocky’s cousin handmade all of the beautiful handwraps used to protect the henna until it bleeds into the skin.
After Jess + Rocky, all of the guests were invited to participate, starting with the bridal party…
Dress: Alfred Angelo
Ceremony Shoes: Luichiny
Reception Shoes: Converse
Cakes: Debra Blair | Alexander City, AL
Venue: The Old House at Meriwether | Lapine, AL
Interested in another wedding shot at The Old House at Meriwether? Check out Evelyn + Matt’s wedding here.0